Climbing Orchids

Happy Tuesday Stampers!

I've had a crazy morning already and it isn't even lunch time yet!  I had a regularly monthly class held at a customer's house and we had a delightful time of stamping and card creating, WHILE I was also fielding texts and Facebook messages from my downline WHILE I was trying to register for a Stampin'Up! event in Las Vegas in April.  I think my blood pressure is thru the roof but everything got dealt with and I can calm down now.  As far as I know, my children, dog and husband are ok and the house didn't burn down. Other than that, it's been a morning.... !!!!

So, let's talk orchids!  I know almost nothing about plants and flowers other than the general information most people can recite. I'm not a gardener and don't even have aspirations of starting that past time/hobby.  I wasn't so sure about the Climbing Orchid bundle in the catalog because most orchids are too strong of a scent for me and I'm not really fond of the big huge ones you see in floral bouquets and weddings.  Anyway, I decided to try it out and see what I could do with it. The first card is a simple, non-layered look with some Brusho crystals watercolored on the background with an Aqua Painter. I did use Shimmery White card stock which was fun and held up to the water from the Aqua Painter quite nicely.

This second one is a completely different take. I layered the orchids after stamping with White Craft ink on Night of Navy Card stock. Once it was completely dry, I used some Wink of Stella on the orchid petals as well.  I love the color combination of Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist!

My last card was the most involved. I used multiple layers for the flowers, stamping in Perfect Plum ink on Whisper White card stock. I used a dauber and some Daffodil Delight ink to add some yellow to the petals.  The background is the fabulous brick mask and our wonderful Embossing Paste.  In case you are wondering, I used the branch framelit from the "Colorful Seasons" bundle for my stem.

This was more fun than I thought it would be and I will do some more climbing orchid cards soon. I'm thinking they would make lovely wedding cards!

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